- Kirsty Williams, Welsh Education Secretary has been invited to visit our schools
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Education Secretary has been invited to visit our schools
6 January 2017 (by admin)
Mrs Green, our headteacher has invited Kirsty Williams to visit our schools, following the education secretaries' commitment to support rural schools in Wales, and provide grants for small schools.
A date has yet to be set, but we are excited at the prospect of meeting her, and showing her how successful our federation has been in providing high quality schooling for our children, and at being able to share some best practice too.
Education Secretary Kirsty Williams is making changes to the School Organisation Code, which guides council decisions on the future of schools.
It includes a presumption against the closure of rural schools.
Alternatives include linking up with other schools, known as federation.
A new £2.5m rural and small schools grant will be created to support closer working together.
Small and rural schools will also be encouraged to use the fund to boost the use of technology.
The grant - available from April 2017 - will also be available to increase community use of school buildings.
Visit the link to see the whole statement from Kirsty Williams and read the BBC report in full .